Should The Corporation For Public Broadcasting Be Dismantled?

Is PBS becoming to politicized? Maybe, but Jack Shafer thinks the problem is publci financing. “The best remedy for this week’s public broadcasting crisis isn’t the dismantling of the “objectivity and balance” firewall but the abolishment of the CPB itself. Bureaucracies inevitably conform to the wishes of the ruling party, and as much as CPB would like to rise above politics, every federal appropriation comes laden with political baggage. No government—Republican, Democrat, or Socialist—will ever surrender control over media money it disburses.”